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Legacy Boutique hosts 'Create your Legacy' Book Drive

SACRAMENTO, CA - Legacy Boutique has partnered with Reading Partners to host a book drive through April 7.

All week long the downtown boutique invites people to bring in a new or gently used book to donate to children in Sacramento and help give back to the community.

Volunteer sign-ups are available for those who wish to donate their time to help struggling young readers in the Sacramento community.

Legacy Boutique is celebrating it's one year April first anniversary with the week-long book drive and various discounts and raffles.

Green-Hair Principal Rewards Wire Elementary Students

Green-Hair Principal Rewards Wire Elementary Students

Sacramento -- Wire Elementary students in South Sacramento enjoy a "Healthy Breakfast" treat while celebrating a victory with Principal Bao Moua, who dyed her hair green because students read 51,717 book pages during the school's Read-A-Thon. Principal Bao promised to dye her hair green if students read 40,000 book pages by the end of March. Apparently, students eagerly read 25% more than required to see their principal with green hair. In this case, reading connects Wire's 460 students to fun and knowledge!

Short story contest deadline extended to March 31

Short story contest deadline extended to March 31

The deadline for the 2012 Short, Short Story Contest has been extended until March 31 -- so you still have time to submit your entries (or even write your story).

All writers are welcome to enter

  • 750 Word Maximum
  • Prizes: 1st – $100 | 2nd – $50 | 3rd – $25
  • Cover page: Type your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, title, and word count.  Include one cover page for each entry.
  • Submit three (3) copies.  Entries will not be returned, but authors retain all rights.
  • Entry Format:  All entries must be typed, double-spaced in black, 12 point Times New Roman font, on one side of 8 1/2″  x 11” white paper.  For additional pages, put title on upper left corner and page number on upper right corner.


Sacramento Author, Kate David feels fortunate to make her lifelong dream of becoming an author a reality, in "Murphy and the Magical Hat." Sparked from birth of her daughter, Murphy, in June 2010 in New York City, Kate had spent many days imagining all the adventures she would take with her daughter and the idea for the book began.

Help kids reach for the stars!

Annie Bowler is honored to have her book Gecko's Complaint selected for the United Way STAR READERS Book Drive running now through March 23rd.

With your help, a new book will be put into the hands of 600 deserving local children.

To learn more and to donate, go to www.yourlocalunitedway.org.

For more information about Annie Bowler go to www.annmartinbolwer.com.


Colonial Library Hosts Teen Craft Club

Colonial Library Hosts Teen Craft Club

Sacramento -- The DIY Craft Club met after school on Wednesday, March 7, for its "Hunger Games Party" at the Colonial Library. Teen Tech Week concludes this Saturday with a party at the Colonial Library starting at 2 p.m. -- all geeks are welcome! For more information on all things throughout the library system, go to www.saclibrary.org.

Sharon Ito's blog: Headed back to 3rd grade

Sharon Ito's blog: Headed back to 3rd grade

Perhaps you've heard ... our station has adopted Jefferson Elementary School in the Natomas District as part of "Sacramento Reads," and we're days away from tutoring 3rd graders in reading.

This is the city's literacy initiative led by Mayor Kevin Johnson and the belief that reaching at-risk children in 3rd grade and teaching them to read can potentially turn their lives around.

We're going through a training session today, which includes an introduction to the reading curriculum and fingerprinting, a required part of the background check before we're allowed into the classrooms.